Meaning of HELICOPTER in English


I. ˈhe-lə-ˌkäp-tər, ˈhē- noun

Etymology: French hélicoptère, from Greek heliko- + pteron wing — more at feather

Date: 1887

: an aircraft whose lift is derived from the aerodynamic forces acting on one or more powered rotors turning about substantially vertical axes

II. verb

Date: 1952

intransitive verb

: to travel by helicopter

transitive verb

: to transport by helicopter

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.